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    Last year, Motorola took everyone by surprise. After months upon months of rumors, Motorola's 2013 flagship wasn't at all what it was cracked up to be. Rumors suggested it would be the phone everyone had been waiting for – all the best specs, the best display, killer everything. Turns out, the Moto X was not any of that. Its display was only 720p when practically every other flagship came with a 1080p display. It came with a custom processor configuration – not a Snapdragon 600 or 800 – which Motorola called the X8 mobile computing system. Nothing about it was overpowered or ...

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    If you've been itching for a Moto X, even amidst rumors of an upcoming successor, now may be a good time to bite the bullet on Motorola's 2013 flagship. Motorola is hosting a Moto X 32GB deal, heavily discounting the device to $349. The price, as Motorola's email to select previous customers reads, is $100 off from Motorola's usual asking price. Weirdly enough, this information is inaccurate -- you can purchase an off-contract Moto X through Motorola's Moto Maker customization service for $399 at the time of this writing. Either way, buyers are receiving a substantial discount on a phone ...

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    Motorola has come a long way since the days of MOTOBLUR and a casual attitude towards Android updates, and its latest family of smartphones hasn't only offered extremely pared-down, near stock Android experiences, but delivered platform updates with speed rivaling even what we get from straight-up Nexus devices. Today we see the latest proof of just how nimble Motorola has become when it's time for a new update to arrive, as it gets started updating its own phones to Android 4.4.3 just one day after the build saw its official release. Considering how we're still waiting for OTA updates for ...

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    Motorola just announced that its short-lived effort to assemble smartphones in the United States is drawing to a close, with plans to shutter the Fort Worth plant that put together the Moto X before the end of the year. Motorola had big dreams for this project, not just bringing more tech jobs to the States, but helping to speed distribution of the sort of custom orders possible with all of Moto Maker's options. Unfortunately, the project's just been too expensive to maintain, and Moto X production will shift to Motorola's facilities abroad – even though Moto Maker customizations will ...

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    There were a lot of reasons to be excited about the Moto X when Motorola introduced the phone last summer, and one of its more unusual claims to fame was that the handset would be assembled right here in the US. By contrast, we're used to smartphones being fully manufactured before they're imported into the country. We had our concerns that employing a US workforce might drive the phone's cost up, but not only did the Moto X end up being one of the most affordable, best values around, but the plant's US location allowed customized phones to arrive on users' doorsteps just days after their ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some additional new cards in the recent Google Now update. Sprint and the Moto X follow as we get some credible leaks of a 64GB Moto X coming soon. Apple is next as we get more rumors of what to expect from Touch ID on future iOS devices. Apple then continues as a carrier has apparently leaked the exact launch date for the iPhone 6. We end today's show talking about the LG G3 and our initial impressions. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Now weather card updated to offer regional outlook - Sprint’s site seems to confirm ...

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    Motorola's Moto X is beginning to enter its twilight years (for a smartphone, at least), having launched last August. While we're definitely looking forward to a sequel, Motorola doesn't seem content letting this model languish in its old age, and appears ready to keep introducing new options. Over the weekend we noticed a slight tweak to the company's Moto Maker offerings, switching walnut out for rosewood among the phone's natural finish options, and also heard rumors about a forthcoming 64GB variant. That 64GB model still isn't showing up on Motorola's own site, but today we pick up ...

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    Rumors of an upcoming Moto X+1 don't mean that Motorola is quite done with its 2013 flagship, the Moto X. The smartphone, which started to become offered in wood casings fairly recently, is now seeing one wood option removed from the lineup -- Walnut. It is being replaced by a familiar friend. In a really low-profile move, Motorola has replaced Walnut with Rosewood, one of the wood flavors we saw at the X's launch event, but never exactly on sale. It seems the color hasn't changed between Walnut and Rosewood, so we're thinking that this is simply a naming change. Why Motorola would want to ...

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    We've already shown off a few of the features of the mid-tier HTC Desire 816 and compared it to its top-tier sibling, HTC's One M8. This time around we're looking at another popular phone from another manufacturer: here's the Desire 816 vs Moto X. Both devices run Android Kitkat 4.4. HTC's runs Sense UI 6 and Motorola stays a bit more true to what many would call "pure" Android. When it comes to weight, you're going to feel a difference. The Desire 816 is 5.82-ounces  compared to the Moto X's 4.59-ounces. As far as size is concerned, the Desire is bigger -- a lot bigger. Turning ...

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    You know those weeks where you're like, "hey - what if we didn't have a weekly podcast eating up half a day in production time? Can you imagine the kind of boost our review coverage could get from that time?" Yeah, us either. Because this is the Pocketnow Weekly, and we're not breaking our perfect streak a month before our hundredth episode. This is podcasting, Jack. Serious business. We've even got us an EXPLICIT tag to prove it. We ain't playin' around.  In this week's installment of the world's most meandering tech podcast, hot news! HTC dodges a big bass-boosted bullet with their ...

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    Nimble hops between short subjects, or longform plumbing of deep depths? We don't like to make you choose with our podcast, so we occasionally hop across formats between episodes. This here is one of the deeper variety. This week's special guest is Myriam Joire (aka tnkgrl), Engadget alum and current product evangelist at Pebble. She brings her considerable expertise in optics and audio to a discussion ranging from the best high-end headphones to buy (to help replicate the "special" acoustic experience promised by the Harman/Kardon HTC One M8) to what camera settings to use for capturing ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the One-day Moto X sale that's happening right before the company's event. Then let's talk about the HTC One M8 mini, which will apparently have an even more ridiculous name. Hulu follows the news as the company plans to make its mobile services free for some. Google then gives us a couple of updates to its apps for Android, and within, Google Now does it best with parking support. We end today's show talking about Sony and a leaked Verizon Xperia Z2. All this and more after the break. Stories: - One-day Moto X sale underway right now - ...

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    In just under two weeks, Motorola is poised to pull back the curtains and reveal... well, something. An invitation went out yesterday for the company's May 13 London event, where Motorola will introduce us to its next smartphone, whatever that may be. There are a couple theories knocking around for just what this hardware might be, but whatever Motorola has in store for us, expect it to continue in the Moto X/G tradition of competitively low prices. While we're excited to learn what's waiting for us there, Motorola's got another great deal that's already available, as a one-day Moto X sale ...

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    Motorola made waves last year. Few will argue that. Whether those waves translated directly to sales or a bump in revenues, however, is an entirely different story. Still, the remnants of those waves can still be felt in the upcoming release of new smartphones and how we now approach smartphone pricing. Sure, budget smartphones existed before Motorola introduced its Moto X (which wasn't all that budget-friendly in the beginning) and the like-minded Moto G, but the U.S.-based manufacturer offered more than just affordable smartphones. It offered value smartphones – phones that cost a ...

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    The "flagship killer" that demands that you "NEVER SETTLE" breaks cover. The pioneer of the modern mobile browser shares his story. And at long last, Microsoft and Nokia finally consummate their love. We could have a feature segment, but with news this hot, do we really need one? Not with a guest like Stefan Constantinescu of TabDump to bring some flavor (and profanity) to the proceedings, that's for sure. A word on the language of this episode: we've recently ditched the "Clean" content rating that's been with us from the start of the Weekly, trading it in for Apple's ominous "Explicit" ...

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